By East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society

East Greenwich, the eighth-oldest city within the kingdom, used to be named for the unique Greenwich in Kent County, England. The japanese facet rests at the Narragansett Bay, and the western land gracefully rises up 4 picturesque hills. initially owned via the Narragansett Indians, the territory was once got by means of King Charles II in 1644. It used to be integrated as a city on October thirteen, 1677, while the Rhode Island common meeting granted land to males who served in the course of King Philip's battle. The town's sheltered cove nurtured a thriving seaport group, and profitable boatbuilding, rope making, and fishing industries emerged. population of the western a part of the village desirous about farming, and a filthy rich cloth lasted till the tip of global battle II.

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